Perihelion Science Fiction Magazine | Ongoing Submissions

logo-moonPerihelion: Online Science Fiction Magazine
Looking for: Fiction, Articles, Artwork
Ongoing Submissions
Length: 2,500 – 7,000 words
Payment: 1 cent a word up to a maximum of $75 per story
Artwork: 520 pixels wide by 1000 pixels high – $60 per image

“WE ARE LOOKING for well-written, original science fiction, that is, science fiction with a solid plot, a beginning, a middle, and an end (but not necessarily in that order). No fantasy. No horror. No fan fiction. No poetry. Alternate history, not entirely taboo, is a difficult sale. Stories do not necessarily have to restrict themselves to robots, rocket ships, and extraterrestrials. However, the science and/or technology must be integral to the story; if you remove the science, the story falls apart, or disappears altogether. If the plot can be easily reconstituted as a western, a swashbuckler, or a bodice-ripper, it is probably not for us, either. We aren’t fixated on political correctness. We don’t object to explicit language, violence, or sexual situations, as long as it is necessary to the plot. We like humor and satire. We really don’t care if you are a minority, transgendered, or purple; the story is the focus and not the author.”

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New Zenith Magazine is ending publication

New-Zenith-300-croppedNew Zenith Magazine is ending publication

We regret to announce that New Zenith is ending publication. The winter and spring issues are being canceled. This cancellation is beyond our control and is unavoidable.

If you’ve made a submission to us, you can consider your story released and available to submit elsewhere.

Thank you all for your support, and good luck.

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Flame Tree Press | Ongoing Submissions

flametreeFlame Tree Press
Genres:  Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Crime
Novels: 60,000 to 120,000 words

 

We are happy to receive submissions for our Flame Tree Press imprint. It’s the new author-led, trade imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. The Press list focuses on speculative fiction, art and music.

Non-fiction: Music and Art
Word Count: 
60,000 to 120,000 words

We are interested in biographies and non-fiction subjects in all fields of art and music.

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Clarkesworld Magazine | Open for Submissions


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Clarkesworld Magazine
Seeking: Art, Non-fiction and Short Story
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Open for submissions
Length: 1,000 – 16,000 words
Payment: 10¢ per word for the first 5000 words, 8¢ for each word over 5000

“Though no particular setting, theme, or plot is anathema to us, the following are likely hard sells:

  • zombies or zombie-wannabes (seriously, I’m not kidding)
  • sexy vampires, wanton werewolves, wicked witches, or demonic children
  • stories about rapists, murderers, child abusers, or cannibals
  • stories where the climax is dependent on the spilling of intestines
  • stories in which a milquetoast civilian government is depicted as the sole obstacle to either catching some depraved criminal or to an uncomplicated military victory
  • stories where the Republicans, or Democrats, or Libertarians, or the Spartacist League, etc. take over the world and either save or ruin it
  • stories in which the words “thou” or “thine” appear
  • talking cats or swords
  • stories where FTL travel or time travel is as easy as is it on television shows or movies
  • stories that depend on some vestigial belief in Judeo-Christian mythology in order to be frightening (i.e., Cain and Abel are vampires, the End Times are a’ comin’, Communion wine turns to Christ’s literal blood and it’s HIV positive, Satan’s gonna getcha, etc.)
  • stories about young kids playing in some field and discovering ANYTHING. (a body, an alien craft, Excalibur, ANYTHING).
  • stories about the stuff we all read in Scientific American three months ago
  • stories about your RPG character’s adventures
  • “funny” stories that depend on, or even include, puns
  • stories where the protagonist is either widely despised or widely admired simply because he or she is just so smart and/or strange
  • stories that take place within an artsy-fartsy bohemia as written by an author who has clearly never experienced one
  • stories originally intended for someone’s upcoming theme anthology or issue (everyone is sending those out, wait a while)
  • your trunk stories.”

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